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Attorney General Mark Vargo

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Government Accountability Board

The South Dakota Government Accountability Board was created in 2017. Pursuant to SDCL 3-24-1, the Board consists of four members appointed by the Governor. Each member is a former or retired circuit court judge or Supreme Court Justice.  Currently appointed to the Board are:

  • Judge David Gienapp, retired (current vice chair)
  • Judge Gene Kean, retired
  • Chief Justice David Gilbertson, retired
  • Justice Lori Wilbur, retired (current chair)

Assistant Attorney General Katie L. Mallery is assigned to assist the Board with procedural matters.

The South Dakota Legislature created the Government
Accountability Board to review and investigate allegations of
misconduct by certain people:
1. Any person holding a statewide office;
2. Any employee of the executive branch of the State of South Dakota government.
Complaints against any other person(s)cannot be considered by
the Government Accountability Board and will be dismissed.

If you wish to file a complaint with the Board, please fill out the Complaint Form, which can be found below, and mail to:

Government Accountability Board
2000 E. 52nd Street North
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

If you have any questions regarding the Government Accountability Board please call us at (605) 367-5881.

Complaint Form

Complaint Procedure

Government Accountability Board Agendas

Meeting Minutes - Draft from most recent meeting

SDCL 3-24 State Government Accountability Board statutes

2017 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Final Minutes

September 19, 2017

October 16, 2017

November 16, 2017 

January 22, 2018

May 30, 2018

September 25, 2018

October 25, 2018

November 30, 2018

February 5, 2019

March 22, 2019

May 15, 2019

June 10, 2019

November 18, 2019

June 30, 2020

January 25, 2021

May 17, 2021

August 30, 2021

November 1, 2021

December 15, 2022

May 2, 2022

June 27, 2022/docs/June 27 2022 GAB Final Minutes.pdf